GCSE Results September 2021


Brakenhale is once again celebrating another set of excellent Key Stage 4 outcomes, on average our students have achieved half a grade higher than national average. Despite the significant challenges of the past year our dedicated students, staff and parents have worked tirelessly to ensure that student outcomes were the very best that they could be. The high expectations that are so very important to everyone at the school have absolutely been upheld and alongside the positive and supportive relationships have led to a superb performance from the students. Myself and all the staff at Brakenhale could not be prouder of the achievements of our young people and we know they will go on to be successful in the next stage of their lives.

There were some outstanding individual student performances including:

Ethan Vine – 8 x Grade 9s, 1 x Grade 8

Rishyal Bhatti – 7 x Grade 9s, 2 x Grade 8s

Stephanie Adelowo – 4 x Grade 9s, 1 x Distinction*, 1 x Grade 8, 2 x Grade 7s, 1 x Grade 6

Alice Macdonald – 3 x Grade 9s, 2 x Grade 8s, 1 x Grade 7, 3 x Grade 6s

Luke Thompson – 3 x Grade 9s, 3 x Grade 8s, 1 x Grade 7, 1 x Grade 6, 1 x Grade 5

There are so many more highlighted, well done to all of our students.

GCE Results 2021


Students at Brakenhale have achieved outstanding results in their A Level and BTEC examinations and have been absolutely delighted with their outcomes this morning. I am incredibly proud of their resilience throughout this unbelievably difficult period of time and the support they have received from their families and our staff has been exceptional. They thoroughly deserve their amazing successes.

GCSE Results 2020


Students at Brakenhale school have been celebrating their fantastic achievements at GCSE this morning.

After months of uncertainty they were finally able to receive their grades and get the recognition for their amazing hard work. The smiles on their faces and the sheer delight as they congratulated each other and phoned their loved ones was so wonderful to see.

We are all immensely proud of the way in which they have dealt with the pressures of this incredibly difficult period but also of the young people they have developed into over the last 5 years at Brakenhale. I would like to pay tribute to all the staff who have supported the students over their time with us and their families who have stood by our community.

Jane Coley, Headteacher

A Level and BTEC Results 2020


Students at Brakenhale have achieved outstanding results in their A Level and BTEC examinations and have been absolutely delighted with their outcomes this morning. I am incredibly proud of their resilience throughout this unbelievably difficult period of time and the support they have received from their families and our staff has been exceptional. They thoroughly deserve their amazing successes.

The grades this year we are incredibly pleased with, particularly in light of the very difficult circumstances in which they were calculated and the issues that have been advertised nationally. I am thrilled that these issues have overall not affected Brakenhale students.

Almost 50% of grades achieved were A*/A or equivalent, 70% were A*/B or equivalent, 90% A*/C or equivalent and 100% pass rate!

GCSE and BTEC Results 2019


We are absolutely delighted to report our outstanding 2019 GCSE results, the best in the history of Brakenhale School! Improvements have been made this year across ALL performance measures again.

The percentage of students achieving a Grade 4 (equivalent to an old C grade) in English and Maths has increased to 60% and those achieving a Grade 5 in English and Maths has increased by 2%.

In English, 75% of students achieved the Grade 4 and above – 5% higher than last year and in. In addition, following our constant focus on ‘High Expectations and Challenge’, almost 20% of the year group gained the equivalent of an A/A* in Maths; a phenomenal achievement. In History 22% gained the A/A* equivalency.

Due to the changing nature of qualifications, no school is able to publish an accurate and official progress 8 figure until the Department of Education releases this in December. However, we have seen an improvement in the initial figure that has been calculated on last year’s data. This gives us a positive score again showing that students who study at Brakenhale School make more progress than other students do from similar starting points nationally.

These results are a testament of the impact that Brakenhale School has on the outcomes and life chances of its students.

In addition there have been some exceptional individual student outcomes. We are absolutely delighted that hard work, dedication and fantastic teaching has enabled our students to achieve the very best grades across the board. The students below have achieved 5 or more A and A* equivalencies (7-9).

Hannah FRANKLIN 10
Rajal BHATTI 9
Isla PRINGLE-KIRBY 9
Faye TALAVERA 9
Jodie CRACKNELL 9
Ella HAMMOND-BAVEYSTOCK 8
Sophie WALSH 7
Yanni DRAKOS 6
Charlotte BURGE 6
Amy PATTIMORE 6
Dragos POPA 6
Tyler PETFORD 5
Rachel THOMAS 5

Our GCSE results along with our A Level results clearly show the sustained progress that Brakenhale School continues to make. We would like to congratulate all our students on their well-deserved success and thank the teaching staff, the governors and of course the parents, who have guided and supported them. I continue to be incredibly proud to be the Headteacher of such a progressive, positive and successful school.

A-Level and BTEC Results 2019


Brakenhale School A-Level and Level 3 BTEC results have, for the fifth year in a row shown significant increases in all measures. The school has illustrated exactly why Ofsted graded its Post 16 provision as Outstanding earlier this year.

Key results

  • The A*-B score achieved was 75% a phenomenal score and an increase of 14% on last year including BTEC equivalents.
  • The A*-E pass rate including equivalents is 100% for the fifth year in succession.

Headteacher, Jane Coley said, “I am, as ever, incredibly proud of our students who have achieved a truly amazing set of results for the fifth consecutive year. I continue to be astounded at their capacity year on year to work alongside our talented and dedicated staff to take advice, listen and then work so hard to achieve what they have. These outcomes also demonstrate how the hard work of and support of parents have really paid off. The design of our bespoke curriculum, specifically to match the aspirations and skills of our students is clearly paying dividends. The Sixth Form team and the student body have responded so positively to our very high expectations and these results bear testimony to this. It has also been a year of records being broken by individual students and notably Jordan Penn, the first ever Brakenhale student in memory to gain a place at Oxford University, where he will read Physics.

Deputy Headteacher, Andy Hartley who leads the Post 16 team said, “It was incredibly pleasing to see the increasing number of students secure high grades and in turn secure excellent university places and higher apprenticeships. Brakenhale Sixth Form is a place where young people are given so many opportunities to realise their potential and gain the qualifications they need for their next steps. The huge increase in our A*-B pass rate at A-Level along with our consistently high BTEC performance is the culmination of several years hard work in embedding a culture of hard work and study amongst the student body along with the wonderful work of our Sixth Form teaching and pastoral teams who have inculcated the culture of high expectations across the Sixth Form”.

Head of Sixth Form, Jonathan Duffy said, “I am just so proud of our students here at Brakenhale Sixth Form. Not only have the outgoing year 13 performed incredibly well in their exams, but the group of young adults they have matured into is a testament to the hard work of the parents at home, the students themselves, and the Sixth Form teaching staff who work tirelessly to support our students both in and out of the classroom. It is exciting to see what this group of students go on to achieve with their next steps.”

It has been a huge team effort and I am so grateful to the teaching staff, tutors and parents who have all pulled together, endured the stress and provided the support and encouragement necessary to make these fabulous results a reality.”

Notable A Level students include:

  • Jordan Penn A*A*A*A – Oxford University
  • Heidi Cracknell – A*AB – Surrey University
  • Jodie Leivers AAB – Employment
  • Ella Brigden ABB – Royal Holloway University
  • Abitha Mahabathalage – A*BBB – Manchester University

A special mention also goes to Kai Arndell, Ellis Day, Taylor Radcliffe and Allan Bacol who all achieved three Distinction * grades at BTEC Level 3.

GCSE Results 2018


We are absolutely delighted to report our outstanding 2018 GCSE results, the best in the history of Brakenhale School! Improvements have been made this year across ALL performance measures with many significantly higher than previous years.

The percentage of students achieving a Grade 4 (equivalent to an old C grade) in English and Maths has risen by 12% to 60% and those achieving a Grade 5 in English and Maths has increased by 11%.

In English, 71% of students achieved the Grade 4 and above – 11% higher than last year and in Maths it was 68%, a 14% increase on last year. In addition, following our constant focus on ‘High Expectations and Challenge’, almost 25% of the year group gained the equivalent of an A/A* in English; a phenomenal achievement.

Due to the changing nature of qualifications no school is able to publish an accurate and official progress 8 figure until the Department of Education releases this in December. However, we have seen a significant improvement in the initial figure that has been calculated on last year’s data. This gives us a positive score which equates to a third of a grade more progress for all students compared with 2017. Our Attainment 8 grade demonstrates an improvement of almost half a grade per student in comparison with last year.

These results are absolute evidence of the impact that Brakenhale School has on the outcomes and life chances of its students.

In addition there have been some exceptional individual student outcomes. We are absolutely delighted that hard work, dedication and fantastic teaching has enabled our students to achieve the very best grades across the board. The students below have achieved 5 or more A and A* equivalencies (7-9).

Student

Number A*/A Achieved

Student

Number A*/A Achieved

Amy Douthwaite

9

Asha Munissi

6

Toby Gennery

8

Jessica Randall

6

Agustin Mancini

8

Jacob Reed

6

Tom Nower

8

Declan Gosney

6

Adam Flannigan

8

Grace Horn

5

Karl Talavera

7

James Maryon

5

Earl Talavera

7

Danielle Rabulan

5

Yousuf Mohammed

7

Jordan Rhodes

5

Marina Lazic

7

Ben Lambourne

5

Katie Currie

6

Brandon Payne

5

Our GCSE results, along with our A Level results, clearly show the rapid and sustained progress that Brakenhale School continues to make. We would like to congratulate all our students on their well-deserved success and thank the teaching staff, the governors and of course the parents,who have guided and supported them. I continue to be incredibly proud to be the Headteacher of such a progressive, positive and successful school.

Jane Coley, Headteacher

A-Level and BTEC results 2018


Brakenhale School Press release –A-Level and BTEC results day 2018

Brakenhale School A-Level and Level 3 BTEC results have once again demonstrated the strong position the school has established within the local education market. In every single measure there has been an increase in attainment and progress on previous years, which means there has been three years of continued improvement at post 16 in all measures.

Key results

  • At A*-B it was at 60% in 2018 compared to 43% in 2015, 53% in 2016 and 59% in 2017 including BTEC equivalents. A 17% increase in the last two years!
  • At A*-C it was 88% in 2018 compared to 60% in 2015, 73% in 2016 and 87% in 2017 including BTEC equivalents. A 28% increase.
  • The A*-E pass rate for A Level and BTEC is 100% for the fourth year in succession.

Headteacher, Jane Coley said, “I am incredibly proud of our students who have achieved another set of extremely strong results. These outcomes demonstrate how the hard work of students and staff and the support of parents have really paid off.  It is also evidence of how the curriculum that we have put in place across the last 3 years, alongside strong support systems have created an academic environment within which our students can achieve their potential and thrive. The Sixth Form team and the student body have responded so positively to our very high expectations and these results bear testimony to this. On results day our sixth form team continue to provide excellent support for students as they make decisions about their next steps”.

Deputy Headteacher, Andy Hartley who leads the Post 16 team said, “It was incredibly pleasing to see the increasing number of students secure high grades and in turn secure excellent university places and higher apprenticeships. Brakenhale Sixth Form is a place where young people are given so many opportunities to realise their potential and gain the qualifications they need for their next steps. What is particularly exciting for the future is the outstanding performance of some any of our Year 12s who have gained outstanding grades in the AS examinations.”

Head of Sixth Form, Trevor Dale said, “I’m delighted that our students have achieved such outstanding results. They have worked so hard to make it happen and responded so positively to the challenges they faced. My biggest pleasure is knowing that so many of these students will have gained places at the university of their choice, or in the career of their choice.

It has been a huge team effort and I am so grateful to the teaching staff, tutors and parents who have all pulled together, endured the stress and provided the support and encouragement necessary to make these fabulous results a reality.”

Notable students include

  • Jess Austin who will be attending  Royal Holloway to study Zoology
  • Faye Burgess who will be attending Royal Holloway
  • James Miles who will be attending the University of Manchester to study Physics
  • Sophie Lockyer who will be attending be attending the University of Reading  to study Biological Sciences
  • Drew Lockyer who will be commencing an apprenticeship in cyber security with Transport for London
  • Molly Everett who will be attending the University of Sussex to studying Biological Sciences

 

Fantastic GCSE Results


We are delighted to report our 2017 GCSE results which continue to show clear evidence of the value that we are adding to the educational outcomes of our students and improvements across all measures.

Due to the changing nature of qualifications no school is able to publish a progress figure until the Department of Education releases this in December. However we are able to calculate our Attainment 8 grade which is above the national benchmark of a C or a 4 for Maths and English meaning that on average across all subjects our students achieved the national benchmark of a C/4.

We have had further success with our 4 plus in English and Maths, with the English results being 12% higher than last year. This is a significant achievement against a backdrop of huge changes to GCSEs. Furthermore there have been some outstanding achievements across a range of subjects, as outlined below.

Subject A*-C
Music 96
PE 92
Catering 92
Further Maths 89
ICT 79
Dance 75
Graphics 75
Computer Science 71
Geography 70

In addition there have been some exceptional individual student outcomes highlighting the impact of our high expectations and challenge agenda. We are absolutely delighted that hard work, dedication and fantastic teaching has enabled our students to achieve the very best grades across the board. The students below have achieved 5 or more A and A* grades or the new equivalency (7-9), never before have so many students achieved so many top grades.

Student Number A*/A Achieved Student Number A*/A Achieved
Jordan Penn 10 Robbie Harrison 6
Heidi Cracknell 9 Chantelle Fannan 6
Ella-Rose Brigden 9 Ewan Gennery 5
Abitha Mahabakkalage 9 Andi Kelly 5
Benjamin Thomas 8 Emily Hughes 5
Jamie Brazier 8 Viktoria Petrova 5
Freya Brodrick 7 Jodie Leivers 5
James Walford 7

Our GCSE results along with our A Level results show clearly the rapid progress that Brakenhale continues to make. We would like to congratulate all our students on their well-deserved success and thank the teaching staff and of course the parents who have guided and supported them.

Jane Coley
Headteacher

Fantastic GCSE Results


We are delighted to report our 2016 GCSE results which show clear evidence of the value that we are adding to the educational outcomes of our students and improvements across all measures.
Our Progress 8 score of 0.52 is an outstanding achievement. This demonstrates that on average students leaving Year 11 from Brakenhale achieved over half a grade higher than what was expected for a student of similar ability nationally. This is approximately half a grade higher than the 2015 results.
Our Attainment 8 score was 4.84 which equates to a C grade meaning that on average across all subjects our students achieved the national benchmark of a C.  This is a whole grade higher than the 2015 results.
We have had further success with our 5 A*-C including English and Maths which has increased to 53% and as in line with last year we expect this figure to increase further subject to a number of appeals. We believe that this figure tied in with our Progress and Attainment 8 figures fully demonstrate the impact of our high expectations and challenge agenda.
Furthermore our GCSE results along with our A Level results show clearly the rapid progress that Brakenhale is making. We would like to congratulate all our students on their well-deserved success and thank the teaching staff and of course the parents who have guided and supported them.
Jane Coley
Headteacher

Progress and Attainment 8 are a new government reporting tool and the link below has further information about this.

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